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Kirill Zubarev


A discrete-continuous approach was applied to the moisture transfer equation, which made it possible to obtain an analytical solution for the moisture potential. The new method was applied to study the unsteady-state moisture regime of the facade heat-insulating composite system with expanded polystyrene insulation and aerated concrete base. It was found that the mass moisture content of building materials achieved in the walls during the period of operation is lower than the mass moisture content used in construction regulations, which makes it possible to increase the accuracy of calculating the transmission heat losses of the building. Calculations of heat losses of a two-storey building in the climatic conditions of Moscow (Russia) showed a decrease in the heating system load by 5 %, and the reduction in heat losses for specific premises of the building ranged from 3.6 to 7 %.


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Zubarev, K. (2024). TAKING INTO ACCOUNT MOISTURE IN INCREASING THE ACCURACY OF CALCULATING HEAT LOSSES OF A BUILDING. International Journal for Computational Civil and Structural Engineering, 20(1), 154–161. https://doi.org/10.22337/2587-9618-2024-20-1-154-161


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